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Rio surf n stay

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Rua Rai mundo Veras ,1140 | Recreio dos banderanties, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795- 115, Brazil
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I came here on the last days of a 3-months trip around Central and South America looking for a place to unwind and relax before going home. I absolutely loved the place. A couple of things to know first though. First, this is a hostel and you get what you pay for, nothing fancy about the place but it's still... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A great quiet retreat. Its a 5 minute walk from the beach. The beach was safe and was not crowded. There were many parts of the beach front to surf for both beginner and intermediate. The surf coaches were great and patient with us. The staff was great and booked many day visits for all of us. My friend and... More 

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Engelberg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, motivated instructors and absolutely stunning beaches only meters away :) The place is some 20-30 km outside of rio city center, and the transfer by bus takes pretty long- so its no good for the typical rio sightseeing, but instead shows you a whole different side to carioca beach life!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was really worried after I booked my stay as I read reviews after. The most important part when booking a surf n' stay or surf camp facilities is that it is hostel like. For the price... you get what you get. The staff was excellent. Spoke fluent english to help me get around. Daily there were different tours to... More 

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Excellent location, two blocks from the beach, good waves and after that, a relaxing atmosphere with nice staf. Carol recibe me really good, VALEU! Roberta, Enrique and the rest of the staff were fun and helpful. REALLY GOOD breakfast, perfect to start your day with energies. Recommended!

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Oakland, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We are not surfers, but like to get a feel for an area outside normal tourism. We are a family of four with a 10 and 11 year old. The staff was beyond helpful, and the accommodations were clean and comfortable. Do bring mosquito repellant, they are plentiful. The hostel felt very safe, and the kids had a blast. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have stayed in many hostels in my travels and this one is the tops. The staff went out of their way to make everyone feel at home. This is a place that locals and travelers enjoy coming back to over and over. The surf lessons were great and the instructors are personable and attentive making sure that everyone catches... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The hostel is located in a marvelous area surrounded by the Atlantic forest and some of the best beaches in Rio. The staff is very friendly and they make you feel like home indeed, like spending your time and surfing with your friends. The surf instructors are the best experts, either for beginners, intermediate or advanced surfers. They are also... More 

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Argentina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This place is enjoyable.. I surf a lot so I stayed many before but i really like this experience here they are friendly people and knowledgable about the area. Also I was shown some nice sreas to catch a break from others staying here, which I m grateful for. Surf and stay I recommend if you like surf and good... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I've booked for 4 nights and although I had to pay for all nights I only stayed one, cause the hostel is extremely dirty!!! i've stayed in many hostels, but none of them was so dirty and unconfortable. I could not sleep at night because the lady of the reception stayed up all night talking with her friend, and dividing... More 

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